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2006 "Volunteers Working With Invasives"
Grants Report Form

Display Report


Project Title: Mapping Invasive Weeds with WIMS
Region: 8
Station: Antioch Dunes NWR 81646
Contact Person:
Name and Phone Number
Christy Smith 707-769-4200
Project Description:
(Up to 250 words)
Trained one Docent to map invasive weeds at Antioch Dunes NWR. First year mapped only Arundo on riparian strip. Each year additional weeds will be mapped to assist with management of 3 endangered species.
List of Invasives Species Targeted:Common NameScientific Name
  Arundo spp.
Star thistle
Project Status: InProgress
Project Completion Date
or Estimated Completion Date:


Volunteer Affiliation:
(Check all that apply)
Volunteer Involvement:
Describe the type of work the volunteers performed. (Up to 150 words)
The Docent was trained to use a Trimble GEO XT Unit to map Arundo along the riparian corridor of the refuge. The Docent also includes information from his work in his monthly tours of the Refuge.
Total Number of Volunteers: 1
Total Number of Volunteer Hours: 48
List both new and existing partnerships utilized in this project. (Up to 150 words).
The Docents of Antioch are a 3 member team that provide Environmental Education tours at the Refuge. This project will allow them to be more engaged with the work happening on the Refuge. Next year, all 3 Docents will participate in the mapping efforts.


Project Results:
Give an overview of the results of the project. Include quantifiable measure of success, such as maps produced, efficacy of control measures, number of sites where invasions were detected early and responded to, number of community contacts, etc. (Up to 250 words).
Acquired a Trimble GEO XT Unit and trained one Docent in its use. One non-native invasive weed was mapped on Antioch Dunes NWR this year. Additional species will be mapped each year.
Number of Acres Treated: 0
Number of Acres Inventoried and/or Mapped: 1
Number of Acres Restored: 0


Budget: Account for funds in broad categories such as equipment, volunteer stipends, travel, coordinator salary/contract, etc.

Total Grant Amount:

$ $5,450

Breakdown of Expenditures:


Total $ Spent
% of Total Grant
Equipment / Supplies $5,205 95.5%
Biocontrol Agents
Volunteer Stipends
Volunteer Coordinator Salary/Contract
Restoration Materials
TOTAL $5,205 95.5%

Recommendations: (OPTIONAL)
How useful was this program for meeting refuge invasive species objectives and how can it be improved?
Please be sure to disburse the money under a specific account code. We had difficulty identifying the funds when they were dropped into the general 1261 account. This program is extremely useful to meeting refuge invasive species objectives. We have been very successful on San Pablo Bay NWR by using the data collected to identify specific priority areas for treatment and partnering with other agencies/entities to leverage more $ and projects.


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